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  S.B. No. 1338
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to disclosure requirements for agreements consenting to
  municipal annexation.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter A, Chapter 43, Local Government Code,
  is amended by adding Section 43.004 to read as follows:
         Sec. 43.004.  REQUIRED DISCLOSURE BEFORE ANNEXATION
  AGREEMENT. (a) At the time a municipality makes an offer to a
  landowner to enter into an agreement in which the landowner
  consents to annexation, the municipality must provide the landowner
  with the written disclosure described by Section 212.172(b-1).
         (b)  An annexation agreement for which a disclosure is not
  provided in accordance with Subsection (a) is void.
         SECTION 2.  Section 212.172, Local Government Code, is
  amended by adding Subsections (b-1) and (b-2) to read as follows:
         (b-1)  At the time a municipality makes an offer to a
  landowner to enter into an agreement under this subchapter, the
  municipality must provide the landowner with a written disclosure
  that includes:
               (1)  a statement that the landowner is not required to
  enter into the agreement;
               (2)  the authority under which the municipality may
  annex the land with references to relevant law;
               (3)  a plain-language description of the annexation
  procedures applicable to the land;
               (4)  whether the procedures require the landowner's
  consent; and
               (5)  a statement regarding the municipality's waiver of
  immunity to suit.
         (b-2)  An agreement for which a disclosure is not provided in
  accordance with Subsection (b-1) is void.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2021.
 
 
 
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1338 passed the Senate on
  April 19, 2021, by the following vote: Yeas 31, Nays 0; and that
  the Senate concurred in House amendment on May 11, 2021, by the
  following vote: Yeas 30, Nays 0.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1338 passed the House, with
  amendment, on May 4, 2021, by the following vote: Yeas 145,
  Nays 0, two present not voting.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
 
  Approved:
 
  ______________________________ 
              Date
 
 
  ______________________________ 
            Governor